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Mahmoud is a 22-year-old single young man. For the past two years, Mahmoud has had a butcher shop which is located in a densely populated residential area, and he has many loyal customers. It is a profitable project and his only source of income.

He is requesting a 1,500 USD Youth loan from FATEN to cover the cost of purchasing sheep and cow meat for the butcher shop he owns. This will enhance his work and increase his customers' requests to purchase meat. This will increase his income and offer him better living conditions. Mahmoud is photographed in his shop.

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This loan is helping support a borrower who is 35 or under. Because many young people lack business experience or established credit histories, it can be even more difficult for them to access financial services. By funding this youth loan, you are expanding opportunity for a young person with limited resources. 


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 85
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,477,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Mahmoud to purchase meat for the butcher shop to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 6, 2013
Apr 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2015